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Safari 5.1.4 Update Brings Javascript and Performance Fixes

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Apple has pushed out a new version of Safari, with improvements to performance and stability.

Safari 5.1.4 specifically targets Javascript performance with this update.

Get the Safari 5.1.4 update through the OS X Software Update tool found under the Apple Menu in the upper left of your screen. If you run Windows or you prefer to manually update your Macs, you can download the update from Apple’s update site.

Safari Update to 5.1.4


Read the full update information below:

Safari 5.1.4 contains improvements to performance, stability, compatibility, and security, including changes that:

  • Improve JavaScript performance
  • Improve responsiveness when typing into the search field after changing network configurations or with an intermittent network connection
  • Address an issue that could cause webpages to flash white when switching between Safari windows
  • Address issues that prevented printing U.S. Postal Service shipping labels and embedded PDFs
  • Preserve links in PDFs saved from webpages
  • Fix an issue that could make Flash content appear incomplete after using gesture zooming
  • Fix an issue that could cause the screen to dim while watching HTML5 video
  • Improve stability, compatibility and startup time when using extensions
  • Allow cookies set during regular browsing to be available after using Private Browsing
  • Fix an issue that could cause some data to be left behind after pressing the “Remove All Website Data” button

For detailed information on this update, please visit this site:

For detailed information on the security content of this update, please visit this site:

Kevin loves notebooks, tablets, gadgets and photography. He grew up with computers starting out on a Vic 20 and Commodore 64. The first computer he owned himself was an 8086 Compaq Deskpro. His foray into tablet computing began when he bought a Samsung Q1 Ultra. The smartphone market opened up for him with his Palm Treo 600.

1 Comment

  1. Jim

    March 19, 2012 at 5:37 am

    Installed Safari 5.1.4 March 16. Only oddity since then (and I assume it has to do with installing the Safari update) is that I cannot communicate with my Cradlepoint CBA250 router via AirPort (the router is ethernet connected into the AirPort). When I attempt it with my CBA250 Administrator login password, Safari says “ Invalid password, please try again.”.

    I still have internet service (a SierraWireless USB broadband stick in my Cradlepoint router, distributing wireless internet via the AirPort). And Safari connects to the internet through all of this just fine. But Safari will not communicate directly with the router. Firefox and Chrome communicate just fine with it.

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